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adjective as in western

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In the 1900s, inmate labor drove the westward expansion of Los Angeles and the construction of the Pacific Coast Highway.

When American pioneers’ Conestoga wagons rolled westward, they encountered horizon-to-horizon seas of tallgrass prairie that covered more than 170 million acres.

The westward journey of the mighty Yukon River takes it from its headwaters in Canada’s British Columbia straight across Alaska.

The system’s swift westward motion would, in most circumstances, work to disrupt the extent to which its low-, mid- and upper-level circulations can remain “coupled,” or linked to one another.

The book is a wide-ranging history of the idea of the frontier in the American consciousness—from westward expansion to 19th-century imperialism to Cold War internationalism.

The westward expansion of the Republic created huge opportunities for expansion of land ownership.

From the American Dust Bowl, thousands of destitute farm families stream westward.

The fourth wave, from 1892-1924—in which 14 million immigrants journeyed westward—was unprecedented.

For many years its tight-eye forests blocked the westward trek of pioneers and forced them onto the plains to the north.

Winds then blew this cloud westward across the continents, over Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

San Antonio de Bexar lies in a fertile and well-irrigated valley, stretching westward from the river Salado.

Their territory extended 400 miles on the Atlantic coast, and "from the Atlantic westward to the South sea."

With only four hundred followers out of the fifteen hundred he had at the beginning, Poindexter fled westward.

During the night of the 14th, the wind was light from the westward, and we stood off and on to the north of Cassini Island.

During the ensuing night, having a fresh breeze, we stood first to the westward, and afterwards to the south-east.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to westward, such as: westerly, facing west, westbound, westernly, and westernmost.

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